Hi! I wondered if anybody could help me out with some information. My father is 80 years old now and has Alzheimers. But he remembers very vividly, and with hugely fond memories, the Canadian soldiers who manned the anti-aircraft guns at Beachy Head in Eastbourne. It seems they 'adopted' him and let him play on the installations ( no health and safety restrictions in those days!) and he took their washing to his sister. I would very much like to find out more about the Canadians that were there. Are there any accounts or pictures of that time by soldiers? Any information would be gratefully received. I recently found a book about the air battles over Beachy Head and it brought my father such pleasure. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beachy-Head-Ang ... 0955944406). It also stimulated his memories and so he spoke at great length about the Canadian soldiers.
If you could help, I would be so grateful.
You might try this website, the owner has been somewhat active on the Maple Leaf Up board linked above while researching Canadians in W. Sussex. While I believe that excludes Eastbourne, there was probably some overlap with the units involved. She may also know of other similar projects.